The Cleveland Orchestra & Franz Welser-Möst

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the three top orchestras in the United States. We will be able to appreciate its extraordinary qualities on Sunday, 11 September at the Rudolfinum. Leading the orchestra will be Franz Welser-Möst, who is in his twentieth season as the orchestra’s music director. This Austrian native is familiar to the public here, and for this concert he has chosen music of his homeland with a selection of well-known and less familiar compositions by Richard Strauss.

The Munich Philharmonic for a Second Time

The Munich Philharmonic and conductor Myung-Whun Chung will appear twice at this year’s festival with the cellist Truls Mørk. First is an all-Dvořák programme at the opening concert on 8 September, then the next day we will hear Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Anton Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony.

Project: Rusalka. Conductor: Bychkov

Another programme on 23 September at 7 p.m. features a big international project, over which the chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov has taken artistic responsibility. With a vocal cast that would be the envy of many renowned opera houses, we can look forward to the Czech opera that is the best known and most frequently played around the world with the Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian in the title role.